Andrea Bocelli tells a story about a pregnant woman hospitalised with an attack of appendicitis.
The doctors had to apply ice to her stomach and, after this treatment, suggested she abort the baby due to fears the baby would have a disability.
But the woman refused and the baby was born.
Bocelli ends the story with these words: "That woman was my mother. And I was that child."
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